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Sunday, December 28, 2008

Is it Summer and Nobody Told Me?
So, I had to work on Saturday the 27th. Well, I didn't have to work, but I volunteered to work. By working 8 hours on Saturday I got two comp days! Not a bad trade off considering I live in the middle of nowhere and may need to take a snow day this winter.

After I finished working, I decided to go back to my old stomping grounds and visit my favorite grocery store, Cub Foods.

In my small town on the prairie, we don't have a Cub.

And I miss it.

A lot.

Anyway, I decided to pick up the fruit, veg and canned goods that we needed for the week. I would then stop at our local market to get the "cold items" (milk, yogurt, etc). This way I could have a true Sunday of no prep work. No veggie chopping. No meal prep. I could actually relax on Sunday (and I did!).

As I was breezing through the produce aisle I saw this:

Say what?

Live Lettuce?

Seems as though Bushel Boy--a local green house who are famous for their tomatoes--has decided to sell live lettuce in the grocery store. Surprisingly, the cost is only about 20 cents more for a head of lettuce.

For twenty cents I was willing to try it.

What makes it live you say? Check this out....

That would be the dirt from the greenhouse pot! The directions on the bag say to keep it moist and in your crisper drawer. I'm under the impression that this will keep a little longer than traditional lettuce that has no root system.

Needless to say, I chopped that dirt & root system off at the knees. My lettuce is washed and vacuum sealed and ready for the week!


Caren said...

What I don't understand is why they think anyone would want the dirt? Did you pay extra for the dirt? Laughing... how bizarre!

Shelley said...

Wow, I'm surprised that the FDA would allow this practice. I'm glad you chopped it off at the knees and cleaned it. YIKES....Good score on the two comp days for one day.

Mercedes said...

what an interesting concept! How do you like your vacuum sealer? We just got one.

Kelley with Amy's Angels said...

I heart my vacuum sealer!! Just wish the bags weren't so expensive!

hulagirlatheart said...

Man, I don't need any more dirt with my lettuce than normally comes with it. That's a little weird if you ask me. I'd whack that mess off, too.